Marquette Golden Eagles at DePaul Blue Demons Betting Odds

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The DePaul Blue Demons (10-17, 3-12 Big East) look to snap a seven-game home losing streak when they meet the Marquette Golden Eagles (16-11, 7-8 Big East) at Wintrust Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Marquette Golden Eagles at DePaul Blue Demons Betting Preview

In the Golden Eagles last game, they defeated the St. John’s Red Storm, 85-73. Sam Hauser was the games leading scorer with 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Marquette played a nearly perfect game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (above their season average of 28.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.615 (above their season average of 0.563). For those same stats, St. John’s recorded marks of 17.6 and 0.534, respectively.

The Blue Demons are hoping for a better outcome after their 93-62 loss to the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats in their last contest. Max Strus was DePaul’s leading scorer with 21 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Villanova did a terrific job of making free throws (15-21; 71.4 percent). DePaul, meanwhile, held the Wildcats to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below their season average of 29.0).

Marquette appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Golden Eagles rank 19th in offensive efficiency, while DePaul ranks 217th in defensive efficiency.

Hauser has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Marquette, averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

These teams have already met once this season. The Golden Eagles won 70-52. Marquette’s effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over DePaul. The Golden Eagles had a rate of 0.500 while the Blue Demons posted a mark of 0.313. Hauser was the games top overall scorer with 19 points.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs. DePaul Blue Demons Prediction

Prediction: SU Winner – DePaul, ATS Winner – DePaul, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Golden Eagles rank 130th in steals per game (6.3) while the Blue Demons rank 170th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
  • Marquette ranks 26th in three pointers attempted per game (26.8) while DePaul ranks 252nd in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
  • The Golden Eagles rank 39th in assists per game (16.0) while the Blue Demons rank 228th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
  • DePaul ranks 78th in rebounds per game (37.4) while Marquette ranks 264th (32.4).

Betting Trends:

  • The Blue Demons average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.2, up from 1.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Golden Eagles have scored an average of 83.2 points per game (1.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 81.4 points per game (3.2 above their season average).